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El Minuto de Dios (The minute of God) is a set of Catholic organizations, based in Colombia, working for the integral development of the human beings they serve. It started in the area of social communication and was founded by the Eudist priest Father Rafael García Herreros (1909–1992). He had the idea of making a short Christian program that would reach a large audience and invented the name El Minuto de Dios, which began on radio and then moved to television. The organization is attached to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) and has expanded its working in areas of evangelization, social justice, and development, e.g., construction of low-income housing, education, health, agriculture, prayer groups, and micro companies.


For several decades, the work of El Minuto de Dios has had continuous presence on Colombian television. On January 10, 1955, the first TV broadcast of the program that bears its name was aired (Uniminuto 2012). Its programs have always...


  • Catholic Charismatic Renewal
  • Education
  • New evangelization
  • Low-income housing
  • Peace
  • Social justice

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Arango, A. (2018). Minuto de Dios . In: Gooren, H. (eds) Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions. Springer, Cham.

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